Scene Building with Digital Stamps {and a freebie!}

If you have been stamping for any amount of time you remember the tedious process of using many different stamps and masks to create scenes. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun,  but one mistake at the end could ruin an hour work.  Now that we have digital stamps we can build scenes in minutes and save them for  future use. Here are a few examples using the Funky Forest digital stamp set from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

This week I used stamps from the Funky Forest set to make scenes. Learn how below.

This week I used stamps from the Funky Forest set to make scenes. Learn how below.

For this excercise you want to use the PNG files that come with the set (you get both PNG and JPG files in all the LSS sets) and you will need a graphic software that allows you to work in layers. I am using PAint Shop Pro but Photoshop and many other brands of software will work too.

The moose, bubble and birs are all seperate stamps. Just resize and peice the scene together, easy peasy!

The moose, bubble and birds are all separate stamps. Just resize and piece the scene together, easy peasy!

In this example I opened a new document and copied and pasted the moose in it. I opened the Primitive Bird stamp and used the “Magnetic Lasso” tool to draw a circle around the bird and copied that portion only and pasted it as a new layer in the new document with the moose. I resized the bird using the pick tool and moved him up to the moose’s antlers. I opened the thought bubble and copied and pasted into the document above the moose. Now if you want to resize the whole scene you will need to flatten it, You can save this as a new png file simply by hitting the save as button and naming it something like” moosemontage.png”

Now let’s move on to something a bit trickier. Here we make a scene with overlapping images (I used this weeks sketch over at 2 sketches 4 you as my inspiration):

Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, PP: Ametican Crafts (green & blue) Woodgrain (LSS freebie, download below;)

Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, PP: American Crafts (green & blue) Woodgrain (LSS freebie, download below;)

Follow along with the step by step photos and you can make this in minutes using the “pick” and “eraser” tools.

step 1. Open a new document and copy/paste the stamps you wan to use as new layers.

step 1. Open a new document and copy/paste the stamps you want to use as new layers.

Use the pick tool to re-size and arrange the stamps.

Use the pick tool to re-size and arrange the stamps.

Use the eraser tool to remove overlapped portains of the design. Here I have the "tree" later selected and I am erasing parts of the tree that are behind the deer.

Use the eraser tool to remove overlapped portions of the design. Here I have the "tree" layer selected and I am erasing parts of the tree that are behind the deer.

Here I am erasing the parts of the clouds that are behind the tree, see how the cloud layer is selected.

Here I am erasing the parts of the clouds that are behind the tree, see how the cloud layer is selected.

Crop the image, flatten and save. Easy huh?

Crop the image, flatten and save. Easy huh?

Here a the close ups of the other cards:

On this scene I just had to erase the portoins of the clouds behind the title and sun.

On this scene I just had to erase the portions of the clouds behind the title and sun.

Here is the scene from the tutorial with the freebie background paper.

Here is the scene from the tutorial with the freebie background paper.

And here is another card just because I was on a roll :)

And here is another card just because I was on a roll 🙂

don’t forget to grab this weeks freebie: It is a sheet of funky colored woodgrain paper, the same woodgrain paper I used in my cards this week!

preview_woodgrainpaperfreebie

Download the Funky Forest Woodgrain Paper here.

The Funky Forest digital stamp kit had 14 images in both png and jpg format for only $5  in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop! Take a look:

14 300 dpi digital stamps in png and jpg format for $5!

14 300 dpi digital stamps in png and jpg format for $5!

Now that you have made it though my long post let’s see what the fabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Design team has been up to this week:

Ceal Pritchett October Guest DT

Tamara

Leanne

Shannon

Cindy

Katt

Diana

Margie

Lisa

Janet

Melissa Craig

Kim

Tracey

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget that the Babies and Bows Collection is 50% off until the end of the month and be sure to check out the Halloween and Creepy Crow sets in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop today! Till next time happy crafting!

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18 Responses

  1. awesome awesome cards!!! I LOVE this set
    🙂

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  2. Very cool cards…and I love the scene building tutorial…this opens a whole new world of possibilities!

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  3. Another fabulous set Lindsay! 🙂 I’m still torn between the deer and the owl tree as my favorites!

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  4. AWESOME! Love how you made scenes with these. My favorite is the bird on the moose antler…Thanks for the tutorial, I would love to try this out myself!

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  5. Wow you got busy this week! I love the montages! Great work! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Great tutorial! Great cards! I really like the ‘you are my sunshine’ one!

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  7. OMG……. printing it off…… awesome tutorial and LOVE that card.
    When Emma (oldest grandchild) was a baby I used to sing that song to her and she would always start such a belly laugh – I’m guessing it was cuz I can’t carry a tune, lol…..

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  8. The wood grain looks awesome and that is a great tutorial!

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  9. Fabulous! Great cards and awesome tutorial. Will you give lessons on just how to use Paintshop Elements? Heehee. This is very cool.

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  10. Thanks for another great tutorial. I’ve really got to get better with my Photoshop. Really cute projects, too! No one does fun and funky like you do!

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  11. EXCELLENT TUT! This is another reason I love digital stamps. Your trees are amazing! I love them all. Great stamp set!!

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  12. Wow! Love this and your bow is so yummy 🙂 Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  13. fabulous work!!

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  14. Great tutorial! Love all your cards! I need to get one of these photo programs mine is ancient old! Then I could do more of these neat things you are teaching! TFS!

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  15. I couldn’t keep up with you in a million zillion years.

    love and hugs lady!

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  16. Thanks so much for the tips! It is so nice to be able to use stamps together more seemlessly!

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  17. Fabulous cards – you have been so busy!
    Thanks so much for joining us at http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/

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  18. Excellent instructions. Please do another!

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